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June 14, 2024

Spring Break Ideas for the Family

Spring is right around the corner - begin safely planning your family's much-needed spring break starting right here!

(Featured Photo: Great Wolf Lodge in Mason has lots of fun in store for families.)

Great Wolf Lodge Getaway

Families do not have to travel far to feel like they are truly getting away and living a life of luxury. Great Wolf Lodge (2501 Great Wolf Drive, Mason | is offering the “Own the Park” package which includes 10 overnight family suites, exclusive private water park access for 2.5 hours after the park closes to the general public, complimentary refreshments during the water park adventure, a stocked $50 mini-fridge in each suite and a private breakfast for the entire pack in the morning. The Own the Park package starts at $10,000. Call 1-800-913-9653 for more information.

Columbus, Oh Day Trip + Giveaway

Hop in the car for some new scenery this spring break. Columbus is just a short hour-and-a-half drive from Cincinnati and there is so much to see and do! FRANKLIN PARK CONSERVATORY AND BOTANICAL GARDENS (1777 E Broad St. | is a unique venue that offers both indoor and outdoor experiences with timed-reservations. The outdoor Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children’s Garden is an outstanding play area where kids can play while learning about nature. It may be hard to pry the kids away from the super cool canopy walk at FRANKLIN PARK CONSERVATORY, but remind them the animals at THE COLUMBUS ZOO & AQUARIUM (4850 W Powell Road | are waiting. The zoo requires reservations-for-lower-capacity, but once you’re in, head to see big cats, rhinos, giraffes, elephants, primates and more. Families will also love seeing playful polar bears through the multi-level, underwater viewing spaces in the Polar Frontier. And new this year is Adventure Cove, which boasts sea lions and seals. Click here to learn how you can win a cool Columbus Day Trip Package valued at more than $140!

About the Author

Amanda Ciani

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).